Public, listed corporations, with the rights of people in most markets, are "engines of inequity". They exist to privatise profit and socialise cost. They are anti-Commons, except to the extent that they can leverage the Commons to achieve greater inequity on behalf of their shareholders. As such, it is not in their nature to be allies of "open". They are exploiters, at best. People, if they hope to increase equity (or save our planet), should shun them & instead contribute to communities.
@stevefoerster Indeed. Most, upon further consideration, are unworthy of my contributions - they invest too much of my past contributions not in their missions, but in perpetuating themselves. IN which case, what's the point? So I'm using that practice as a way of identifying organisations that won't get my support this year.
University of Tasmania is starting development on a new micro course - Complementary Medicine Today #CMT101. Looking forward to seeing more OER goodness from our Tasmania!
For folks not wanting to use Youtube to what this exposé on Microsoft and its colonising of the EU, thanks to @ITwrx for providing this alternative link: https://itwrx.org/ITwrx-news/microsoft-cyber-attack
@stevefoerster thanks for this - a superb elegy.
@strypey one of these days I'll get around to an implementation of Plume for the NZOSS...
Pixelfed Embed will allow you to easily share your posts on any website.
We're rolling this out to instances tomorrow!
@stevefoerster yup. Amusingly, in Dubai a couple days ago, I had to go through security *three times* despite simply being in transit. Absurdly pointless.
This is the sole water fountain in Dublin airport"s int'l departure wing. Having had to empty all drinking vessels to get through security, clearly the airport expects you to buy a new water bottle from the one monopoly water vendor. Greed and #securitytheater are the main reasons air travel is eye-wateringly unsustainable and generally unpleasant.
@mdyck where did you all get to? A couple of us, including Dr Singer are heading to the Ferryman...
Hello again OERu partners and observers. I think one thing we need to do at #oeru19 is to define what we mean by "open". What is "open"... and what is not.
Terrific international representation at the #OERu19 partners university, including from Brazil, Indonesia, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, the US, the UK, the West Indies, Ireland, and of course Canada
Open Source Technologist with the OER Foundation - I blog about OERs and free and open source tech for delivering them on https://tech.oeru.org.
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